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Junior Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical & Dental: MN39

Main area
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Grade
Medical & Dental: MN39
Contract
Fixed term for 6 months
Hours
40 hours per week
Job ref
349-HWY128MD-18
Site
Wythenshawe Hospital Site
Town
Manchester
Salary
£31,217 to £41,300 per annum
Closing
30/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

An exciting role in cardiothoracic surgery opening opportunities to enhance your CV and providing a stepping stone to careers in multiple specialities.

Working in a supportive cardiothoracic surgery department with a strong focus on developing surgical skills to CST level

Expected to reach competency in vein harvest, sternotomy, thoracotomy and minor thoracic surgery procedures

This is a very busy department. The successful candidate will be exposed to emergency as well as elective cardiothoracic surgery procedures, including endoscopic vein harvesting, major aortic surgery, VATS lobectomies and other highly specialised work. Exposure to general cardiothoracic surgery plus transplant (opportunity to join our retrieval team), advanced cardiorespiratory support devices (LVAD/ECMO), aortic surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. 

The option of spending time working with our simulation training team in a new, state of the art centre is an option that will be open to a suitable candidate offering the opportunity to teach medical students and doctors on in-house simulation training and national courses held at our South Site such as the CALS course. Encouragement to develop the simulation training fellow role to suit own interests such as a focus on research into simulation training or course development

Our department has a strong emphasis on research and service improvement (recent clinical fellows have earned 1st author national and international presentations and led on service improvement projects).

Wythenshawe has a cutting edge, dynamic cardiothoracic surgery and heart and lung transplant department with 8 cardiac and 5 thoracic surgeons, 2 associate specialists, 10 registrars, 3 deanery core trainees and 3 clinical fellows. Supported by ANPs and Specialist Thoracic and Cardiac Nurses.

This position is for 6 months,

This post does not have approval from the Deanery or RCS but it is equivalent to our approved CST/ F2 posts. The post-holder will have full entitlement to annual and study leave (pro-rata) and will have full access to in-house training and education

The Trust would support appointee to register with the ISCP portal enabling them to maintain their e-portfolio.

Candidates must have, or be eligible for, GMC registration that allows them to work in posts that are not recognised for training

There are 7 Consultant cardiac surgeons and 5 Consultant thoracic surgeons providing secondary, tertiary and quaternary cardiothoracic services, as we are also one of the five English heart and lung transplant centres. The Clinical Fellow will be attached to a team of one or two Consultants for 12 months. Most of the commitments are at Wythenshawe Hospital but the postholder may be required to assist his/her Consultant at some satellite clinics. 

The job will cover ward, theatre and clinic duties. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the on call rota (1:6 Band 1A).

(ST 1/2 equivalent)

A fabulous opportunity to develop new and valuable clinical and non-clinical skills and open doors to many career paths.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a  sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Paul Waterworth Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, on 0161 291 2686 (secretary).

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0161 291 4053